Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 82703

Washington County (Utah). County Recorder Grantee indexes

Dates: 1888-1983

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Utah law requires that each county recorder shall keep a grantee index, which references all deeds and final judgments affecting the title or possession of real property. This index must include the following information, date of filing, kind of instrument, number of instrument, consideration, book and page number where recorded, and a brief description of the premises (Utah Code, Unannotated, 1988, 17-21-6). This law, enacted by the Territorial Legislature in 1888, prompted the Washington County recorder to begin keeping this index (Laws of the Territory of Utah, 1888, chapter XLIX, section 7). The grantee indexes provide access to a wide variety of documents relating to land ownership, such as deeds, mortgages, notices, affidavits, mining claims and patents. The recorder also used this index to reference some documents not related to land ownership. These include military discharges, bonds and oaths of office.

Arrangement

Grouped alphabetically and arranged chronologically thereunder.

Research Note

The Washington County recorder designated sections of Books 2, 3 and 4 to make entries for each letter of the alphabet. When a section became full, she frequently continued filing at the end of a section designated for a different letter. For example, in Book 2, A's are continued at the end of the letter O, and P's are continued at the end of the letter W. Additionally, each letter is continued to the next book on a different date. For example, inclusive dates for the letter B are 1888-1916 in Book 2, and 1888-1936 for the letter R. Book 3 includes 1917-1937 for B and no entries for R. Entries in Book 4 commence between 1936 and 1939 and all end in May 1943. Beginning with Book 5 each book has specific inclusive dates.

Related Records

Official records from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 7067, contain many documents referred to in this index.

Cemetery deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 19511, contain records referred to in this index.

Water certificates and deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23251, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Washington) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23262, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Silver Reef) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23263, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Pine Valley) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23264, contain documents referred to in this index.

Deeds (Toquerville) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23265, contain documents referred to in this index.

Land certificates from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23279, contain a few records referred to in this index.

Deeds (Saint George) from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23286, contain documents referred to in this index.

Oaths of office and bonds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23518, contain records referred to in this index.

Mining deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23669, contain documents referred to in this series.

Mining proof of labor from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23671, contain documents referred to in this series.

Mining notices of location from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 81372, contain many records referred to in this index.

Grantor indexes from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82704, contain the same information, but are arranged according to seller or giver.

Mortgages from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82705, contain documents referred to in this index.

Miscellaneous record books from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 82707, contain records referred to in this index.

Agreements and leases from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84209, contain records referred to in this index.

Auditor's tax deeds from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84213, contain records referred to in this index.

Military discharges from Washington County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 84234, contain records referred to in this index.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

There appear to be occasional lapses of coverage in Books 2 through 4. There is no Book 1, however this does not seem to impact coverage.

Processing Note

The Washington County grantee indexes were microfilmed by Utah State Archives in April 1988 and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in January 2001.

Indexing Terms

  • Real property--Washington County (Utah).
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer--Washington County (Utah).
  • Washington County (Utah)--Recording and registration.
  • Washington County (Utah)--Legal instruments.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 June 1888- ongoing (Book 2)
1 ongoing (Book 3, A-P)
2 ongoing (Book 3, P-Z)
2 ongoing (May 1943 Book 4)
2 May 1943-Jul 1948 (Book 5, A-T)
3 May 1943-Jul 1948 (Book 5, T-Z)
3 Aug 1948-Jul 1954 (Book 6)
3 Jul 1954-Oct 1957 (Book 7, A-M)
4 Jul 1954-Oct1957 (Book 7, Mc-Z)
4 July 1957-May 1965 (Book 8)
4 June 1965-May 1970 (Book 9, A-C)
5 Jun 1965-May 1970 (Book 9, C-Z)
5 May 1970-Jan 1975 (Book 10, A-P)
6 May 1970-Jan 1975 (Book 10, Q- Z)
6 Jan 1975-Oct 1978 (Book 11)
6 Oct 1978-Jul 1981 (Book 12, A-F)
7 Oct 1978-Jul 1981 (Book 12, F-Z)
7 Jul 1981-Nov 1983 (Book 13)